Books et al.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Navigating today's job market

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Science  26 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6302, pp. 877
DOI: 10.1126/science.aah3463

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The landscape of science career opportunities is changing, so-called “alternative” career paths are on the rise, and the personal career experiences of mentors are often not sufficient for the trainees they advise. There is a need for new resources, which are consistent with the rapidly changing job market and sensitive to the specific challenges of Ph.D. students and postdocs in the sciences. Next Gen PhD: A Guide to Career Paths in Science is a practical and thorough manual for the entire career transition process, from defining personal interests and deciding on a career path all the way to day one of a new job.